Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 Recap: The Best and Worst trends

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     Capes (Rating: 5 Stars) Capes started off as something celebrities on the red carpet were wearing attached to the back of their designer gowns. They were even added to pants suits and co-ordinates. Now they have taken on a different style in the winter. Women are wearing thick, printed and plain capes over their every day outfits, as if they’re coats. It’s a new way to style winter outfits, and I think it’s fantastic!        

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     Mixing Prints (Rating: 4 ½ Stars) I absolutely, positively, love this trend. It has carried over from summer into the fall and winter season. In the summer people were mixing blouses and skirts, dress prints with colorful patterned blazers, and even printed pants and tops. This season we see many people bringing this trend into their coats and winter wear. Instead of a one colored coat, people are favoring a bright coat with a print. This is a trend that you can really get creative with, and it can help you to mix and match your wardrobe for longer wear.

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     Overalls (Rating: 3 stars) When they say trends come back around, they aren't kidding. Overalls used to be a thing kids in the 80’s would wear to play, often referred to as dungarees. We started seeing these back in 2013. This summer, designers and retailers made their own version of them, the shortalls. Fashion bloggers were paring these with crop tops, blouses, and even making them dressy with high heels. Although, I loved this trend, I think it has worn out its welcome. I want to see a new version of an easy to style one piece going into 2015.

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     Crop Tops (Rating: 4 stars) This is another trend that has come back around from the 80’s. This summer if you took a walk down the street, it’s pretty much guaranteed if you passed any teenage girl or young adult, she would be sporting one of these. This trend was so versatile and we saw people wearing them with everything from jeans at the mall to dresses on the red carpets. Women are still finding a way to wear this trend into the winter, even with the cold weather! This is one of my favorite trends this year and I hope it continues into a greater part of next year.

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     Shirt and Sweatshirts with words (Rating: 1 star) I have never been a fan of T-shirts that have one single word printed on them, or even a shirt with one of Beyonce's quotes. Don’t get me wrong, I love Beyonce, but I think those lyrics should just stay on the CD. There is nothing more obnoxious then being out and seeing a girl wearing a shirt that just says “Rich”,“Flawless” or “Fabulous”. I’ve seen maybe one or two people wear this well enough that I don’t want to look away as fast as I can. I think this is one of those trends that not only should be left in 2014, but should never have even been a thing. 

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     Normcore (Rating: 5 stars) If you spend any time on my blog, you know this was by far my favorite trend, (or non trend) of 2014. This trend was EVERYWHERE; on the blogs, on celebrities, on people in the mall. The trend has forced the fashion world to get a little more casual. This year fashion bloggers were switching high heels for sneakers, and still continue to do so. You can read my post about Normcore here. This is a trend I think we should bring far into 2015.  

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     Birkenstocks (Rating: 3 ½ stars) If you say the word “Birkenstock” in a room full of women, you’ll get a very mixed reaction. Some women loves these, some women hate these. The casual and comfortable sandal first came on the scene in the beginning of the summer. Some called these “Grandpa Shoes” or “Jesus Sandals”. They aren’t exactly the most fashionable shoe when you first look at them, but they really grow on you. Although I did wear these sandals and plan on wearing them on vacation in January, I think we should find a new sandal for summer 2015. Maybe something with as much support, but with more young adult and less senior living home.

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     Culottes (Rating: 1 star) This is a trend that hurts to even talk about. Any version of these pants I’ve seen look like longer gauchos made from your grandmother's living room curtains. The wide leg at the bottom does no favors for anyone. They’re extremely unflattering and un-fashionable in my opinion. These pants can’t really seem to make up their mind. Do they want to be pants, or a skirt? 

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     Sport wear (Rating: a non-committal 3 stars) This is a trend I can go either way with. Some days I wake up and want to reflect my inner Alex Rodriguez with a baseball shirt and cap, and other days I cringe at the time I wore that baseball shirt and cap. I think elements of this should be left in 2014. Sports socks, wearing running leggings as pants, and any sweat-type headbands or wristbands should take a hike. (Pun intended) Elements such as a sports inspired shirt, baseball cap, or Nike sneakers can stay.

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     Sneaker Wedges (Rating: 2 stars) When Isabel Marant came out with the first pair; they seemed like a causal stylish new way to add a few inches to your height. They were something we haven’t seen before; they were new and could add a little something something to every outfit. Unfortunately, they became so popular everyone tried making their own version, and most brands failed. It’s very easy to make a pair of sneaker wedges look cheap, and yes, even trashy. This is a shoe top designers and maybe a couple retailers were great at designing, but the idea just didn’t catch on for others.

     Fashion Trend;  “A fad, sometimes called a trend, meme or a craze, is any form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed with enthusiasm for some period, generally as a result of the behavior's being perceived as novel in some way.”

     Here are in my opinion, the best and worst trends of 2014. I am the first to admit I’ve worn trends before just because they’re trends, but there are a lot this year that I really genuinely liked and hope to see in the New Year. This is a list of things I think we need to leave behind in 2014, and some things I think we should bring into the New Year in 2015.

-Katie

28 comments:

  1. I love the capes and hate the culottes and sports wear. Happy New Year. Visit my blog for a chance to win Givenchy Aviator Sunglasses.

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    1. The capes are one of my favorite trends, whats not to love about them? Happy New Year to you as well, thanks for checking out this post!

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  2. Wow! I didn't even realize how many trends have been focused on throughout 2014. I am looking forwards to predicting some of the trends of 2015, we are still in this little yearly transition phase!
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    1. You don't think about it during the year, but when you look back these are just a few. There were so many to chose from! I think 2015 will have some of the best fashion we've ever seen. The industry is growing everyday and designers are only getting more creative. I'm excited to see whats in store for 2015!

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  3. Great run-down of the most memorable trends in 2014! My favorite will have to be the cape, such a chic and versatile piece! Have a great start to the year Katie, looking forward to more inspirational outfit posts from you to come! :) xo~ Lena
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    1. The capes are amazing, by far my favorite on this list. Thank you so much, I hope you have a great new year as well! I'm glad you're enjoying my blog posts so far! :)

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  4. I've never been a fan of overalls & sneaker wedges have always rubbed me the wrong way... lol. Happy New Year! (:

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    1. Haha, those are some of the trends people can really go either way on! Some people love them, and some people hate them. Happy New Year's to you as well! :)

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  5. Great post! Love the shows!

    Happy New Year dear!
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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed reading it!

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  6. so cool post with amazing inspo ;)

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  7. I love the 5 Stars too :D but the 1 Stars too :D:D

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    1. Thank you for your feedback! I always love hearing other peoples opinions on these type of things.

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  8. Great post :)
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  9. Awesome post! Loved it.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you loved it!

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  10. Great list and reviews!! I especially love the capes and overalls trend and I never really understood the shirts with words trend either :/

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    1. Thank you so much! Everyone seems to favor the capes trend, it's funny. I agree with you, I just don't get it!

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  11. I love this round up of the trends, I found myself giggling quite a lot at the way you evaluated them! People who manage to pull of culottes astound me and to be honest should probably get a reward, I mean, look at those things!

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    1. I'm glad you had a laugh, I try to make my posts as interesting as possible. I totally agree with you on the culottes, they're hideous! However, there are some people in the world who can pull them off I guess.

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  12. I actually do like the cullotes, some of the bloggers have been wearing them and looking pretty good in them, but those wedge sneakers. They are the worst.

    Brigita
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    1. Yes, there are a few bloggers I have seen that miraculously pull them off. It drives me crazy whenever I see someone out in public with the sneaker wedges on their feet!

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  13. Fantastic post! I agree with your scores of a lot of trends - t-shirts with words should disappear, as well as sneaker wedges (I remember Vogue writing that they are passé a few months ago - people should listen!) but I am intrigued by culottes. Oscar de la Renta in his last (resort?) collection designed some beautiful ones and even some bloggers pulled them off - Cocorosa gathered some good examples - http://cocorosa.com/2014/11/top-10-fashion-blogger-culottes.html
    They just feel so Parisian!

    xx, Anna
    www.anyaofficiel.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I tried to cover as many trends as possible in one post. I really like that you commented on Vogue saying that, it really validates the point even more. I enjoyed reading that article you sent along, there were some bloggers in there that really pulled them off effortlessly. I think the light ones are really nice, its the ones that have heavy material that look odd to me. Different people can pull of different things, but culottes will never be for me!

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